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Operational Status down

Hi ,


we are using NNM version 7.53


We see few interface is showing down for the network devices. When we open the interface it show administration status up and operational status down. Can you please tell me how can we bring the operational status up for those interface.


We have few more port for which both are up but the interface not coming under monitoring.


Could you please help on this .



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Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral

Normally if the status is admin up/operational down, that means the port's enabled, but nothing's plugged in (or the server is shut down).

Plug something in, or admin disable the port.
Cadet 3rd Class
Cadet 3rd Class

Hi Thanks for your reply,


Devices are connected to the ports, but still we are seeing operational status down, please let us know if any thing need to be checked on our NNM server end.


We have few port which have both (admin & Opert) up, but still the interface is not coming under monitoring.


Could you please assist.

Fleet Admiral Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral

What numerical value is being returned for the interface status ? 




There are 7 possible values :


1 : up
2 : down
3 : testing
4 : unknown
5 : dormant
6 : notPresent
7 : lowerLayerDown



Have a nice day 🙂

Andy Kemp
I've lasted longer in the technology industry than most certifications.
Cadet 3rd Class
Cadet 3rd Class

This is what i can find for the interface.


Interface Administration Status: up

Interface Operational Status: Down


  IP Level: IPv4

User Defined Variables:

•Name: ifStatusAssigned - Value: Str:-
•Name: ifStatusLifecycleState - Value: Str:-
•Name: ifStatusNotes - Value: Str:-
•Name: multicastProtocol - Value: Long:0
•Name: ifStatusReasonObj2 - Value: Str:-
•Name: igmpVersion - Value: Long:0
•Name: ifStatusReasonObj1 - Value: Str:-
•Name: ifStatusReasonIndex - Value: Long:0
•Name: ifStatusReasonAlarmObj - Value: Str:-



Is this what you asked us to check? If not , how do we check what you asked ?

Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral

Use snmp - either a MIB browser, or snmpwalk/snmpget.

Ensign Ensign

nnmsnmpwalk.ovpl -c <communitystring> <nodeip> ifOperStatus


check the o/p for that interface, if its value is showing as 2 then you can confirm that there is something need to be corrected from the network team.



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